CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking a waiver from federal education requirements.

The request for a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act was submitted on Thursday.

The request comes four days after Gov. Matt Mead met with U.S. Education Department officials about whether Wyoming should seek relief from so-called Adequate Yearly Progress targets.

Without the waiver, all Wyoming students would be required to score proficient or advanced in reading, math and science on next year's statewide student assessment.

State Education Department interim director Jim Rose says Wyoming school districts appreciate the request for relief from some of the most restrictive requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Before the request, Wyoming was one of six states without a waiver being considered or granted.

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